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The Agricultural Machinery Research and Design Centre (AMRDC) is a team of experienced UniSA academics and professional staff with backgrounds in engineering, practical farming and agricultural industries.

AMRDC carry out targeted research projects and provide consultancy services based on an understanding of the machinery needs of farmers and the engineering requirements of the agricultural industry. 

The AMRDC team can assist in all stages of machinery development from basic research to design through to the construction and evaluation of prototype equipment and commercial machinery. We also provide postgraduate supervision, expert specialist advice, and consultancy services to industry.

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How we work

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Multidisciplinary

The multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving sees research and design engineers working together, drawing on their specific skills and experiences and using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Industry partnered

With strong links with industry, as well as national and international agricultural agencies, AMRDC research and design engineers are ideally placed to deliver practical outcomes in support of sustainable agriculture.

On-site

Our on-site specialised facilities are used to research and develop farming technologies to suit Australian conditions. Many engineering developments are now in production, working in the field or installed in factories.

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WORLD-CLASS IN ENGINEERING

One of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research

UniSA’s Engineering research rated well above world-class–2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

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No.1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR RESEARCH IMPACT AND ENGAGEMENT

2018 ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI), Combined Impact –Approach to Impact and Engagement on Assessed Fields.

Contact information

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General enquiries
e: Jacky.Desbiolles@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3946

e: Chris.Saunders@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3664

Consultancy enquiries
e: Andrew.Burge@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 8 8302 3562

AMRDC Office
Building J, Level 2, Room 08 (J2-08)
Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes Boulevard,
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095

AMRDC Workshops
Buildings S1 & S2
Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes Boulevard,
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095

Postal address
AMRDC
University of South Australia,
Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes Boulevard,
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095